In the fascist utopia of MA, recording police activities in public will get you arrested.
Raw Story reports:
A report from the New England Center For Investigative Reporting has chronicled a pattern of what civil liberties advocates say is a misuse of police powers: Massachusetts police are using the state’s stringent surveillance laws to arrest and charge people who record police activities in public.
In 2001, the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-2 to uphold the illegal-wiretapping conviction of a man who secretly recorded an encounter with police in 1998. The chief justice dissented, saying: “Citizens have a particularly important role to play when the official conduct at issue is that of the police. Their role cannot be performed if citizens must fear criminal reprisals when they seek to hold government officials responsible by recording, secretly recording on occasion, an interaction between a citizen and a police officer.”
Of course, if you’re an officer working a naked scanner booth, you have the right to photograph naked underage girls all day long.
Freedom for serfs equates to being imprisoned for daring to record the fascist totalitarian exploits of the anointed slave masters. Such a ruling by the MA supreme court is unconscionable. They, of course, have reason to uphold such a law because they themselves have a stake in the game. Think tyrannical justices are going to rule that they can be publicly recorded?
The people of MA don’t care though. They worship the enslavement. They relish the dependence and servitude. They consistently elect totalitarian fascists to lord over their lives with supreme authority in return for all manner of handouts and token scraps from their masters.